The Police Beat Algorithm’s outputs were not so much predictive of future crime as they were self-fulfilling prophesies.
— Read on slate.com/technology/2022/11/police-beat-algorithm-lbj-ibm.html
COMPSTAT, Intelligence Led-Policing, Social networking, RTM, Hotspots Policing, and Predictive Policing all types of data drive crime and policing.
Is artificial intelligence making policing and courts fairer, or is it increasing bias?
Check out the video here:
— Read on www.pbs.org/video/computers-v-crime-um7cco/
Abandoned vehicles have long been a problem in Oakland. The city has increased resources and manpower to address not just cars but the illegal activity they encourage.
— Read on www.governing.com/community/abandoned-cars-cause-crime-not-just-blight
Is the Mayor ready to improve San Francisco or is this more political rhetoric? Will the police be allowed to do their job and improve the City?
Mayor London Breed launched an emergency police intervention in San Francisco’s crime-ridden Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday, targeting a pipeline of illegal drugs that has been fueling a surge in gun violence and deadly fentanyl overdoses.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/mayor-breed-orders-crackdown-on-crime-in-san-franciscos-tenderloin-neighborhood/
Reforms that leave policing’s core functions in place will not prevent state violence against Black people. To build a better society, we must abolish policing altogether.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/society/no-more-police-excerpt/
As a spike in homicides triggers a political backlash, top experts identify how an inefficient and ineffective justice system fails to promote public safety.
These papers each respond to two broad prompts.
First, how does a particular aspect of the justice system advance or undermine community safety?
Second, what is your summary or assessment of the evidence, and are there remaining research questions that need to be answered?
The following six papers are the scholars’ independent and thoughtful reviews of the available evidence in response to those prompts:
SEE THE RESPONSE PAPERS HERE
This Commons Library briefing paper discusses police stop and search powers. It outlines a recent history of their reform and available evidence on their effectiveness at reducing and detecting crime.
— Read on commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn03878/
“Philadelphia City Council seems poised to enact a 10 p.m. curfew for minors this summer in what Council members described as an effort to keep young people safe amid an unrelenting gun violence crisis”. See the article HERE (note there might be a paywall)
Is safety for minors the true goal of the curfew? Does the data for police calls for service and police contact show that there is a significant issue with youth and gun violence late in the evenings in Philadelphia? This is the biggest youth problem? Will a curfew stem youth and gun activity? It seems like gun violence is a more serious threat then being on the streets past curfew so why would a curfew violation deter youth being out on the streets?
The article has some links to some interesting articles. 2 notable articles are:
Two articles (that are not linked to in the new article) that are excellent resources for examining youth crime, problem solving, and determining a police response are:
The Philadelphia PD should take the time to be familiar with the “Pulling Levers” article by Kennedy it is a seminal article on the topic of specific deterrence. It also showed how Boston PD reduced their problem of youth and gun violence.